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#1 p&dora

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Posted 21 August 2005 - 12:25 PM

Hello all: I am going to visit my son and family up north next week and I would like to know how I can access my pc down here. Does he have to set up a "guest account" for me his pc? Appreciate the help, thank you, Maureen :thumbsup:

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Posted 21 August 2005 - 12:31 PM

Well, if you both have Win XP you need to setup the remote program on both machines.

If not, get a program like "Go to my pc" or PC anywhere to be able to use his computer to access yours.

Of course, you must leave your computer running when you leave for your trip.

#3 p&dora

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Posted 21 August 2005 - 01:24 PM

Thank you Enthusiast: Appreciate the information. However, since we are still in the hurricane season down here, my intention was to unplug my pc. I will have to re-evaluate the situaton. Again, many thanks, Maureen
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Posted 21 August 2005 - 03:15 PM

Rather than take the dubious step of leaving your computer on during your visit, can you not save what you need to use to a disk and take that with you? (I am thinking here of documents or bookmarks, all of which are portable.)
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Posted 21 August 2005 - 03:54 PM

What do you need to access while you're on the trip?

Most ISPs have web based mail that you can access from any computer, and you can do banking, etc by going to those particular web pages and signing on.

All your son needs to do is either create an account for you or let you use the guest account that is built in.




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